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New Arrival – 1806 – 1840s Newspapers – Historical Archive of Advertising, Politics and Early American Life

New Arrival – 1806 – 18...

  I love paper. I can’t help it. From books, to magazines, to scraps of advertising – ephemera is an incredible look at life through time. It never ceases to amaze me, how far we’ve come, and in so many ways, how...
Costume Jewelry – Mad Men Style  – New Arrivals

Costume Jewelry – Mad Men Sty...

Of course, with all things television related, I’m usually at least 2 seasons behind. Just finished Season 1 of Mad Men, and I’m hooked. As a vintage nut, it’s easy to get lost in the set design and costumes. Lots of...
NOS – New Old Stock – What is it, and why is it rad?

NOS – New Old Stock – W...

If you have ever seen an eBay or Etsy listing for NOS and wondered what that meant, let me explain. NOS – New Old Stock is the term for an old item that has never been sold at retail.  There are warehouses,  stores and basements...
Ace Typewriter – Historical Preservation, Family Style

Ace Typewriter – Historical P...

So, I want to take time now and again to pay homage to places that have helped foster, curate and develop my love for all things antique.  Since I started collecting typewriters in my early teens, it may seem natural that I would want to...
Sea Glass, Presents, and the Power of Nature

Sea Glass, Presents, and the Power ...

One of our newer customers brought us something pretty special yesterday. Aaron came in awhile back looking for a jewelry box for his wife. We sold him on an antique letterpress tray that came from Portland’s oldest box factory that...
Kenton Art Walk 3/17/11 – Homeward Found – Found Photo Exhibit and Sale

Kenton Art Walk 3/17/11 – Hom...

So, if you read my last post, you can see my clear obsession with found photographs. Now it is time to take it to the next level! This next Thursday from 5-8pm Kenton hosts its monthly Art Walk, and instead of finding an artist to host...
Snapshots from the past- come on, admit it, you’re a voyeur too

Snapshots from the past- come on, a...

It’s like a guilty pleasure and artistic exercise all at once; sifting through a box of other people’s photographs.  I could spend hours, because I can’t just look at one- I’ve got to see them all.  On the one...

10% off Books/Ephemera Through Thur...

Recently discovered an awesome tool for Etsy Sellers called etsyonsale. Site lets you place any/all of your shop on sale for a set amount of time. This week we are running a 10% off special on our Books/Ephemera category! Check it out,...
1820s – 1890s Book Plates – Unique Look at the Development of Color Printing

1820s – 1890s Book Plates ...

One of my most favorite collections to have come to the shop recently, and which is now largely available for you to enjoy, is a vast ephemera collection that ranges in date from the early 1820s through the mid 1890s. Most of the...
Owning a Small Business is Crazy. Crazy Awesome. Or, Adventures in Adult Day Care

Owning a Small Business is Crazy. C...

Detail from 1890s Medical Treatise for Women Detail from 1890s Quack Doc Treatise for Women A year into this, I’ve been thinking a LOT about everything. What...
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Kenton Antiques is an antique store, vintage hideout, paper paradise and more. Tucked away in North Portland, in Historic Kenton, the shop resides on a main street with as much history as the items in the shop. Stop by to visit our space filled with over 2000 square feet of curiosities.